With more emerging adults having casual sex, researchers are exploring psychological consequences of such encounters. Garcia, The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, Indiana University, Bloomington; and Chris Reiber, Sean G. Merriwether, Binghamton University, State University of New York February 2013, Vol 44, No.
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“I was stalking him too much, seeing him doing fun things on Instagram, and it hurt.”They’d been instant-messaging on Facebook, and one night he told her he loved her. Like, he was almost fat.” But now here they were, and she didn’t know quite how to get out of it. They started walking around the mall, “talking about nothing, nothing.
And then “I found out he was talking to, like, four other girls.” And now she wanted to do something to get over it, maybe to get back at him. All men are basically whores.” When he didn’t turn out to be her “true love”—“like Bella and Edward, or Bella and Jacob, you know? Alone in her room, the night before, reading her friends’ Twitter feeds and watching You Tube videos (Selena Gomez and “baby animals being cute”), she’d started feeling lonely, restless, and bored. It was awkward, totally weird.” He asked if she wanted to sit down, but there was nowhere to sit except in restaurants, so they wound up going inside a Pottery Barn and making out on a couch.
They don’t even know that’s what they’re doing, but really they’re just giving teenagers ways to have sex.”SEX, LIES, AND SOCIAL MEDIAIf you’re between 8 and 18, you spend more than 11 hours a day plugged into an electronic device.She got there as me and my friends were drunkenly leaving to try and find some party.